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In response to "Pop Culture" (November 2015): This is a must-share article, a fabulous contemporary way to engage people in quality.

Theresa Moreno
Folsom, CA

Clock-watching problems

In response to "Career Corner: Clocking Out" (November 2015): My old company was definitely a clock-watcher. Thus, it is my old company. It didn’t matter how much you did, unless you put in the 60-plus hours a week, the boss assumed you were slacking off. It came to a point that my morale was so bad, it encouraged me to not care about my job duties. I just sat there and put in the hours.

Amanda Nelson
Des Moines, WA

Be happy

In response to "Quality in the First Person: Pursuit of Happiness" (October 2015): Good model. To be happy, we need goals that involve helping others. Only living our lives for ourselves is unfulfilling.

Duane Briggs
Lexington, SC

Praise for ‘Road Ahead’

In response to "The Road Ahead" (October 2015) covering how ISO 9001:2015 could affect ISO/TS 16949 and automotive supply chains:

Excellent article and guide for "the road ahead." Thank you.

Javier Ortega
Burlington, IA

Great article. Very helpful to consider what implications could be ahead.

Jennifer Schneider
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Twitter chatter

QP readers took to Twitter to discuss some new and classic QP articles:

"Super Supplier" (October 2015, pp. 16-22): @ToPFacilitator: Helpful insights if you are looking at your supplier chain for a critical service or product.

"Statistics Roundtable: Superiority, Equivalence and Non-Inferiority" (February 2007, pp. 52-54): @CharlesTam retweeted WSJ Business News’: Helpful #Statistics & #ClinicalTrials refresher on superiority vs non-inferiority: via @ASQ.


Tune In

The latest episode of ASQ TV discusses business skills related to strategic thinking. Explore how strategic thinking varies in theory and practice, and learn about the analytic hierarchy process for decision making.

Watch for the episode on Dec. 22 covering leadership related to strategic thinking. Visit http://videos.asq.org to access the full video library.


Online Extras

Watch: Quality in Pop Culture

Sit back, relax, grab some popcorn: Catch entertaining instances of quality in popular culture by viewing the ASQ TV episode dedicated to the topic at videos.asq.org/world-quality-month.

Are You Making What You Should Be?

Try the QP salary calculator for quick results from this year’s salary survey. The calculator lets you choose from a number of variables to estimate a salary figure.

Experts Answer Your Questions

Stuck on a quality problem? Send your questions to editor@asq.org, or submit them at http://tinyurl.com/expertanswerform, and a subject matter expert will help you find an answer.


Quick Poll Results

Each month at www.qualityprogress.com, visitors can take an informal survey. Here are the numbers from last month‘s Quick Poll:

Which of the quality-related pop culture scenes cracks you up most?

"The Office": Creed can’t articulate his job as quality assurance director. 41.1%

"Seinfeld": George relates an Ovaltine speech in place of risk management. 29.4%

"30 Rock": Jack Donaghy describes the "pillars" of Six Sigma philosophy. 17.6%

"Office Space": Tom Smykowski berates consultants, calls himself a "people person." 11.7%

Visit www.qualityprogress.com for the latest question:

What has been the biggest quality-related story of the year?

  • Takata air bag recall.
  • Volkswagen cheats emissions tests.
  • Hackers take control of a Jeep.
  • Amazon proposes "drone zones" for delivery.

Quality News Today

Recent headlines from ASQ’s global news service

Helping Tell a Story Through Data
A typical health system compiles troves of data from more than a dozen sources, including electronic health records, insurance claims and Press Ganey reports. Effectively analyzing all that data has become increasingly important to the successful operations of healthcare providers.

New Recalls Raise Bigger Questions About Takata
As automakers struggle to repair millions of cars with air bags made by Takata that might explode and spew metal fragments, the recalls continue to widen and now extend even to the newest models.

Want the latest quality-related news and analysis?The QNT Weekly enewsletter, available exclusively to ASQ members, delivers it every Friday. Subscribe now at http://email.asq.org/subscribe/qntwk.


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